All key stage pupils have PSHE twice a week, during this time we also practice group work, discussions, sharing ideas, debating and mindfulness practices (there is a separate page for mindfulness and yoga)
The summer term for PSHE is set for the Relationship and Sex education (RSE) part of the curriculum. We have made the decision that this will be taught when we return to school due to the nature of the subject.
Weeks beginning 6th and 13th July
Hello from me to you, I hope you are all doing ok and enjoying some of this lovely sunshine we've been having.
For the next 2 weeks I've set some working thinking about the past school year and what you've enjoyed at school, what things do your remember as being really great or funny. Have you made some new friends, how did you maybe deal with a tricky situation, what lesson is your favourite and why.
Also I thought it would be really nice if you can write something about Southbrook (something positive) that we can put together to give to the new year 7's to make them feel welcome and let them know how great Southbrook is.
For me one of my favourite memories which made lots of you smile was the last day of the winter term so we had a big fun assembly full of games and laughing! No one thought the staff had recorded a Winter video for you........... but we did! and Mr Day played it in the assembly for you all and you guys laugh a lot!
Here is is to remind you, it still makes me smile a lot :)
If you wanted to send any work or the letter/information to the new year 7's please email me:
The past year and thinking of our new year 7's
Although the end to this academic year hasn't been how any of us thought it would be....... all of you have done amazing and made lots of new memories and overcome so many challenges whist at school.
Can you spend some time and think about some of the things that you have achieved, it might be in a particular lesson, joining a club, making new friends it can be anything personal to you. Brainstorm all your ideas on a piece of paper.
This sheet will help you as a guide to somethings you might want to include:
Can you write a story about your favourite school day? You can use a day that you loved at school or it could be your perfect day with all your favourite lessons, what is the weather like? Is it sunny so you can do PE outside for a year group rounders game? or you go on the allotment and see everything you've planted.
What lessons would you have? Triple PSHE??!!! what is for lunch? who would you spend time with at lunchtime? Would home time be earlier so a shorter school day or longer as you love school so much!
What would make your'e "perfect school day"
New year 7's..........
How do you think they might be feeling starting a new school? Do you remember how you felt when you started Southbrook? Were you happy, worried, nervous? You may also be feeling these feelings moving up a year group or coming back to school which is totally understandable.
The amazing Zoe put together this video for new pupils as they can visit the school at this time- what do you think? is this good if you're staring Southbrook? Does it remind you how great school is!
Can you write a letter to a new year 7? Can you tell them the positive things about Southbrook and what they have to look forward too?
What things can you tell them about school here are some ideas:
- How we start the day
- The tuck shop and how much tuck costs
- Lessons and the teachers
- Who they can talk to if they need help and support
- What you do at lunchtimes, what clubs they could join
- How did you feel starting? can you share how you felt- it may be the same for them
- The library bus and what you do there
- All the fun things you do at school
Can you design a Southbrook school wordsearch for them to complete with all words you think of for school?
Being Positive and growth mindset
Being positive about things that are going on in our life can be very difficult at times, and finding out about ourselves and how we cope in situations is a tool that we then have for life. If things aren't going well for you how do you react and how do you cope and manage? Are there things you could do differently?
Can you make your own fortune teller looking at coping strategies
How does it feel when someone says something positive to you or gives you a compliment? Does it make you feel happy does it make you smile? What are positive words and compliments that apply to you?
Think about how you feel when someone gives you a compliment could you do that for someone else and make them feel happy?
At school we talk about having a growth mindset and a fixed mindset. You can change your own mindset to be more positive about yourself.
Here is an explanation:
We are all very good at looking at the negative things about ourselves, can you think of all the things you can do and all the things you cant do .... yet! That's the difference not saying you cant do something just that you may need practice to do something so your turning it into a positive thought and action.
Can you keep a diary for 2 weeks writing each day something you've achieved and something you found tricky and cant do yet but instead of saying I cant do that think about growth mindset and how you can keep trying so you get better. An example could be cooking a meal, reading a book or starting a new hobby ..... this may take time and effort to be able to do so you could set yourself a goal to achieve something over the summer.
You can also write all the positive things you've done and felt that day, draw a picture make it bright and colourful. What could you do differently if you have a tricky day?
EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY
What do we mean by equality and diversity?
"understanding that everyone is different but that we are all people;
knowing that everyone has the right to be treated fairly;
and treating others with respect"
Embracing our differences and accepting those differences is important to understanding the differences is us and others.
We are all different, here are some cards to describe yourself, would everyone in your class answer the same things as you? The answer is NO and that's ok, respecting the differences of each other and recognising that everyone is unique.
These colouring sheets are really nice with some key words and phrases including
"Everyone in my class is equal and unique"
We do a lot of work about discrimination- what does that mean?
"Discrimination is the unfair treatment or bullying of one particular person or group of people. Often, this unfair treatment is because of the person's differences"
Can you think of way that people may be discriminated against? example the colour of their skin, the person they are in a relationship with......
The black eyed peas released this song a number of times the words in this song are about all showing love for each other.
June is pride month- what do mean mean when we talk about pride when we think about equality and diversity?
"Gay pride or LGBT pride is the promotion of the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people as a social group. Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBT rights movements"
Can you design you own pride tshirt- pride is very colourful and lots of rainbows are used to celebrate diversity.
Mental health awareness week
In school we complete a lot of work and discussions about your own mental health and well being.
This week is mental health awareness week. The theme is kindness, this includes being kind to yourself. This time is very hard in lots of ways for you so take some time each day to think about something that you have done that your proud of, it can be anything at all...…..
We have thought a lot about your "growth mindset" and changing the way you think about not being able to do something and giving yourself time and recognising what you can do and that you cant do something YET. There are some worksheets below for you.
Can you think of ways you can be kind to other people? In school and at home?
Doing something kind for someone when they least expect it is so lovely, how do you think it would someone feel? This is a list of things you can do for others- how many can you tick off in a week?
Key workers have been going to work to help us at this time, below are some posters which you can colour in and post/take to your local store/firestation/police station etc or put up in your window at home, to say thank you and shows great kindness to them. You can also design your own.
Mindfulness and yoga are amazing techniques to give yourself some kindness and time for yourself. On the well being home learning page there are a number of techniques for you to use and music choices.
This is some cards which you can use to give your brain a breather...……
How do you keep healthy?
Food and nutrition.
There are some activities to do about healthy eating and the different food groups we need to fuel our bodies. Can you make ay small changes to what you eat each day to make them healthier?
Keep a food journal of what you eat each day, can you add extra things to make it more healthier and take out a couple things if you think you are having to many "treats"
Sleep and relaxation
Sleep is so important for your body, and at this time when you don't have the same routine as school this may be really difficult to do.
Can you write a list of all the things that you think will help you sleep? some ideas maybe listening to music, having a warm drink, reading/listening to a book.
Can you write a list of the things you do that might not help your sleep? some ideas maybe being on your phone, playing on the xbox…………
Here are some ideas for getting sleep:
Some tips for that you can try if you cant sleep well, also try some of the mindfulness techniques that you know and that are on the well being section
keep your own sleep chart and see what you can do to improve your own sleep.
Listening to nature music is very good for sleep
These are some yoga moves for sleep and relaxation
This is a song I would have played in the lesson to make you smile!! Would we have danced too???!! YES!!
Can you design a poster giving advice to others about how to clean their teeth and why it’s important?
Can you advise someone what changes they could make for example eating less sugary foods.
Can you write a story using characters about someone who does clean their teeth twice a day and goes to the dentist regularly. Your story could be someone giving their friend advice. You can use the comic book template below to draw your story.
This is great! how they clean their teeth in space......
Our own feelings
Identify what makes you feel different things and how does your body react.
Happy, sad, angry, loved, scared, excited.
- What can you do to make yourself feel happy? Write a list of all the things, Example listening to your favourite music
- Identify people who can help you if you’re feeling sad/angry/upset. Identify people at school and at home.
- Write your own feelings story with yourself as a character, or a poem.
- Design a story board to go with your story
During this time you may be feeling all types of feelings and part of the mindfulness is to learn to calm your body through breathing (there is a section on home learning for well being that has some mindfulness techniques) How can you be calmer?
C can you draw or write down things that make you feel calm? for example a happy place or your favourite place.
A are you feeling worried or upset? its ok if you do and its good to tell others how you feel
L listen to the thoughts in your head and how your body feels
M make a list of things you enjoy doing to help yourself feel better
E everyone feels worried sometimes. When you've felt worried before what happened to make you feel better?
R remember to keep talking to an adult at home about how you're feeling
- list songs that you think are empowering and listen to the words of the song and write them down.
- some ideas of songs we have used in class:
- Draw around your hand and on each finger list the amazing things that you can do, decorate it and make it unique to you.
- List qualities that make them a great friend. some ideas kind, thoughtful, caring
Finish the sentences:
I am a good friend because….
I am really good at ……
I am proud of myself when….
My special talent is…..
I am unique because…..
I have worked hard to improve……..
I am thoughtful because…….I am an amazing person because…...
- design a poster about how people can stay in a car.
Example- wearing seatbelts, drivers not using their mobile phone, no speeding.
- learn the green cross code: design a leaflet and poster giving clear instructions to others about safely crossing the road
At Southbrook we have an excellent anti bullying team. Can you suggest anything that we can do as a team to promote anti bullying?
Design a poster saying what bullying is- can you remember the different ways someone can be bullied? How might someone feel if they were bullied? What can you do if you were being bullied? Some ideas would be to tell a trusted adult at home or at school.
Can you write a playlist of songs that you like and know that promote anti bullying? We have listened to lots in school here are a few that you choose and liked.
We have completed the work on first Aid. Can you remember some of the important things?
Can you design your own first aid leaflet giving advice on what to do if someone is:
- If they have burnt themselves?
- If someone faints
The St johns Ambulance website is fantastic for information that's we use in school and you tube have lots of clips of what to do.
There are a number of different ways that you can keep safe:
You learn lots about keeping safe in different situations. Very importantly keeping safe on the internet. There is a separate session on home learning for that.
PANTS- THE UNDERWEAR RULE
You have learnt the underwear rule, and we played the "pantosaurus" song for you to sing and dance along to- this is a great way to remember the underwear rule.
Can you remember what the initials PANTS stands for when thinking about the underwear rule and keeping safe? Design you're own poster which we can display for others to learn it .
This link is a reminder about what PANTS stands for. Thinking about how you're body belongs to you and the private parts of you're body are private.
The letter "T" is very important...….. Telling someone. Can you draw around your hand and on each finger write the name of people/adults that you trust in school and at home if you felt unsafe?
Design your own pair of pants, you could have 5 pairs spelling out the word and what each letter stand for.
There is also a helpline for children called childline where you can also talk to someone the number is 0800 11 11 or go on their website they have lots of information on there and you can chat in private online too.
PSHE Games and Quizzes
This website has lots of quizzes of PSHE topics such as bullying, feelings and healthy eating
Have a look and see which ones you like: